Free Summer Welcome Walks 2023
Exploration and adventure continue this summer with the return of Welcome Walks 2023. Experienced walking guides, a storyteller, an educator and wildlife expert have devised trails in, over and around the Isle of Wight AONB bringing to life the habitats, landscape and heritage that make up the diverse natural environment.
Discover Roman history and the lost village of Wolverton, listen to moon tales as the full moon rises, hunt for nocturnal wildlife under the cover of darkness or explore the lesser-know paths that weave between coastline and pasture land. All ages and walking abilities have been catered for, from gentle family ambles through woodland to steep climbs for adults and their four-legged companions.
The walks are free but must be booked in advance. See below for the full list of walking events throughout July, August and September 2023.
Family Wild Night Out
Friday, 21 July 2023 20:00 – 22:00
Family walk with our Nature Connector, Kathy, to explore the riverside and the woods for nocturnal wildlife.
A Wednesday Wander: Ancient sites and burial mounds
Wednesday, 26 July 2023 17:00 – 19:30
A Wednesday Wander, with popular walk leaders Chris & Frankie, in the landscape around Mottistone, taking in ancient sites and burial mounds.
Friday, 28 July 2023 13:00 – 15:00
Explore the woods and learn about marvellous minibeasts, with games and crafts, with nature connector, Kathy.
A Wednesday Wander: Stenbury Down (and up!)
Wednesday, 9 August 2023 17:00 – 19:30
A Wednesday Wander, with popular walk leaders Chris & Frankie, to Stenbury Down (and up!)
Brading Landscape Walk
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 10:30 – 13:00
Join Brading Roman Villa Education Officer, Kelly, on a walk to discover the landscape around Brading.
Thorness Bay Low-tide Walk
Sunday, 20 August 2023 09:30 – 11:30
Join walk leader, Sue Bailey, for a low tide walk for adults at Thorness Bay.
A Wednesday Wander: Whale Chine & the Pepperpot
Wednesday, 23 August 2023 17:00 – 19:15
A Wednesday Wander, with popular walk leaders Chris & Frankie, from Whale Chine to the Pepperpot monument.
The Archaeology of Brading Marshes
Friday, 25 August 2023 10:30 – 13:00
Join Brading Roman Villa education officer, Kelly, to explore the archaeology of Brading Marshes.
Full Moon Walk
Wednesday, 30 August 2023 19:00 – 21:00
Join storyteller Sue Bailey on a moonlit ramble from Yaverland to Culver Down.
Wednesday, 6 September 2023 10:30 – 13:00
Join Brading Villa education officer, Kelly, for a guided walk around Roman Bowcombe.
The End of the Day
Saturday, 9 September 2023 18:30 – 20:30
Join Sue the storyteller on a family sunset walk with stories!
Salty Seas and a Pepperpot
Sunday, 10 September 2023 10:30 – 12:00
A family walk up the downs to the Pepperpot monument, with stories and coastal views.
West Wight Roman Ramble
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 10:30 – 13:00
Join Brading Roman Villa education officer, Kelly, exploring the West Wight for evidence of Roman occupation.
View the full collection of events – https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/isle-of-wight-aonb-summer-welcome-walks-2334689
Meet the guides
Chris & Frankie Walking
Sue Bailey Storyteller
Kelly – Brading Roman Villa Education
Kathy Grogan Learning Wild